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Photos from the 2010s

VVAW joined Veterans For Peace, Friends and Family of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Code Pink, US Labor Against the War, and members of a local congregation of the Universalist Unitarian Church in an anti-war veterans contingent in the 2011 New York City Veterans Day Parade up 5th Avenue. (left to right) - Per Odman, Michael Hayes, Ben Chitty. New York area Agent Orange activists meet with a leadership delegation from VAVA (Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin) this past December. (l to r) Nguyen Minh Y, VAVA Director of External Relations Department, Marty Webster, VVAW National Coordinator and a core member of VAORRC, and Lt. Gen. (Rt.) Nguyen Van Rinh, President of VAVA share a moment of solidarity.
Hans Buwalda at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012. Vince Emanuele at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012. Ray Parrish at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012.
Barry Romo at Chicago Memorial Day event, 2012, holding photo of Clarence Fitch. VVAW NYC organizing meeting in 2012. June 2012 meeting of New York Metro VVAW and friends.
Vets Day 2012, New York City. Barry Romo at Chicago Vet's Day, 2012. Louie De Benedette (center) participates in local and regional marches and protests as far away as Syracuse.
New York City VVAW, May Day 2012. Reclaim Armistice Day flyer, 2013 Virginia and Jim Proffitt along with VVAW board member Bill Branson at the Summer Veterans Homeless Standdown in Chicago.
VVAW Winter Soldier Service Award presented to Jim & Virginia Proffitt Vince Emmanule at Memorial Day, Chicago 2013. IVAW at Chicago Memorial Day event.
VVAW setting up banners for the vigil at the Isaiah Wall across from the United Nations. VVAW members with Colonel Luu Van Hop, Deputy International Director of the Vietnam Veterans Association. IVAW and VVAW Chicago Mobilize Against Sanctions and War on Iran
Chicago IVAW members. IVAW and VVAW Chicago Mobilize Against Sanctions and War on Iran Bill Branson and Barry Romo reviewing archives at Wisconsin Historical Society.
Joe Treglio, Marty Webster, and Mike Gold. Brian Matarrese, Ben Chitty, and Mike Gold at NYC Veterans Day, November 11, 2013. Virginia and Jim Proffitt receiving VVAW's Winter Soldier Award from VVAW board member Bill Branson at the Summer 2013 Veterans Homeless Standdown in Chicago.
Winter Soldier Award for Jim & Virginia Proffitt 2013 Jacob Crawford and Michael Applegate at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago. Michael Applegate at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago.
Barry Romo at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago. Veterans from Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Veterans For Peace at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago. Vince Emanuele at Memorial Day event May 26, 2014, Chicago.
Meg Miner visits archives at Texas Tech University, 2014. Meg Miner visits archives at Texas Tech University, 2014. Frank Toner, Brian Matarrese and Ken Dalton at the Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014.
Ann Hirschman, Jan Barry and others at the Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014. Jan Barry, Frank Toner, and Ken Dalton at the Climate March in New York City, September 21, 2014. A classroom visit at Brandeis High School in New York. (l-r) Susan Schnall, Joe Hirsch and Brian Matarrese.
Chicago Standdown for Homeless Vets Ed Damato (long time VVAW member who served in the US Army in Vietnam) and Nguyen Minh Y at VVAW dinner with VAVA. Mr. Nguyen Van Rinh (president of VAVA and former Senior Lieutenant General of the NVA) shakes hands with Per Odman (former Marine who served in Vietnam). Rinh and Odman fought on opposite sides at siege of Khe Sanh in 1967.
VVAW New York, Armistice Day, 2015: Susan Schnall, Per Odman, George McAnanama, Brian Matarrese, Joe Hirsch, and Guy DeVeaux. Tran Thi Hoan dancing with members of the band Filthy Rotten System at the Holiday Party. Mr. Nguyen Minh Y speaks emotionally when he thanks the veterans who have been to war and are now fighting for peace and social justice for the Vietnamese. He states his (and VAVA's) support for the Americans and their children who suffer from the impact of the American War in southeast Asia.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-California), sponsor of HR 2114, in center with Mr. Nguyen Van Rinh (President of VAVA) to her left, and members of VVAW, VFP, IVAW, and COVHA. Tran Thi Hoan stands in the middle. VVAW receives certificate from VAVA for donation. VVAW members at VAVA dinner where VVAW donated $5,000 for the building of two homes in Quang Binh Province.
Thank you letter from VAVA for donation. International presenters and attendees at the VAVA conference on Agent Orange in Hanoi. Behind the seated American delegation are the former Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama with Mr. Rinh to his right. Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, Vice President of VAVA is in the front row next to Susan Schnall. Mr. Rinh of VAVA receiving the VVAW donation of $5,000 for the building of two houses in Quang Binh Province.
Members of the US Science/Public Health Delegation to the VAVA International Agent Orange Conference (from left to right): Marie Elivert, Jean Grassman, Frank Mirer, Daniel Robie (standing behind Mmde. Hien-director of DaNang Children's Center), Susan Schnall, Ngo Nhan Than and others. August 10, 2016: Members of the US Science delegation join with VAVA to commemorate Agent Orange Day 55 years after the beginning of the use of AO in Vietnam. Marie Elivert (middle left) stands next to Pham Thi Nhi, second generation AO victim. At the far right in uniform is Mr. Nguyen Van Rinh, President of VAVA. Barry Romo at Chicago VVAW Memorial Day Event, May 30, 2016.
Joe Miller at Chicago VVAW Memorial Day Event, May 30, 2016. IVAW member Aaron Hughes, Veterans Day, Chicago, 2016. IVAW members at Veteran Day 2016 in Chicago.
   
Bill Branson and Joe Miller at Chicago Women's March, January 21, 2017.    


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